No, the Ford Mustang is not a good first car

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While diving straight into a great car like the Ford Mustang as your first car, it can be tempting, but you really shouldn’t. Sure, there are less powerful versions of the Mustang across generations that don’t use a V8 powerplant. However, regardless of the amount of power it delivers, the Mustang’s rear-wheel drive layout and sporty nature can prove disastrous for new drivers. Plus, it’s hopelessly impractical.

Low fuel consumption and high insurance costs make the Mustang a poor choice

This 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible could be one of the best road trip cars to drive.

2022 Ford Mustang Convertible | Ford

According to Engine and wheels,,The Mustang is not really something fiscally feasible for most teenagers in general. Sure, a select few have wealthy parents who are willing to pay for fuel. In addition, some new drivers can have decent paying jobs and short commutes so fuel economy isn’t an issue. For the most part, though, teenage drivers behind the wheel of a Mustang are likely to spend a disproportionate amount of their income on driving.